I was approached by an apprentice at work last week, who was after a remote diagnosis on his system.
He'd bought a new case and motherboard and assembled everything but when he pushed the power button the fans spin and stop straight away.
Of course I told him I couldn't say what the problem was without looking at it.
Well he brought it in and I looked at it the other night.
I spent all evening removing everything (including RAM) and even trying the mobo on the table in case it was shorting to the case.
It wasn't until I put it all back together and, scratching my head, decided to make sure he'd fitted the processor properly... no bent pins etc.
I was quite surprised at what I found...
I went to see him yesterday and asked whether he'd bought the mobo with or without the CPU.
"What's a CPU?"
"What's a processor?"